Category Archives: Auctions

Wounded Warrior Project Auction Winner!

Congratulations and thanks to Randall B for placing the winning bid of $200 for the Tom’s Choice Knife offered in the Wounded Warrior Project Auction.  A very nice collectible and a great cause to donate the money to.

Thanks to everyone that participated and just a reminder that you can make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project on your own.

Tom’s Choice ~ WWP Auction!

Friday is Veteran’s Day and as I’ve done for the past few years, it’s time to have another auction to raise some funds for the WWP (Wounded Warrior Project).  I acquired a number of the Tom’s Choice Barlows in a collection I purchased and based on their popularity, thought this might be a good choice for the auction.  dsc_4736 dsc_4737

The handle material is Antique Amber Saw Cut Bone.  Knife is new in the original tube.

Here’s how the auction works.

  • Submit a bit by leaving a ‘comment’ to this blog post.  Do NOT email me your bid, it won’t get entered!!!.
  • Please bid in at least $5 increments.
  • Bid entries must be posted by Midnite CST 11/11/2016
  • Bidding starts immediately!!!
  • 100% of the winning bid proceeds will be donated the Wounded Warrior Project

I think what the WWP does for our wounded veterans is great and support their efforts by holding the occasional auction and donating the proceeds from the sale of the GEC collector buttons.  If you’re not familiar with their activities, I encourage you to check them out.  Even if you’re not interested or don’t win the auction, consider making a donation to their effort.

Good Luck!!!

Wounded Warrior Project Auction Winner!

The Wounded Warrior Project Auction bidding is officially closed!

Congratulations and many thanks to Anders in Sweden for placing the winning bid of $140 for the Wounded Warrior Project Auction knife.  I think you’ll be pleased with the knife and I know the Wounded Warriors will certainly appreciate your contribution.  Many thanks to Dave Taylor for help making this possible as well!!!

Have a great Veterans Day and try to thank a Vet today!

Wounded Warrior Project Auction Reminder

Just a reminder that you have just over 24 hours to bid on the Wounded Warrior Project Auction.  The bidding will end at 11:00 AM CST, tomorrow, November 11.  The eleventh hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, pretty momentous time in world history.

Currently we have a high bid of $130.  Last chance for shot at winning this gem!  To bid, go to:  Wounded Warrior Project Auction and leave a reply with your bid.  Remember, 100% of the proceeds go the the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Wounded Warrior Project Auction coming up!

I haven’t had a fund raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project since the Beer Glass sale and with Veteran’s Day coming up, it’s about time for one.  When I had the Trestle Pine Knives Buddy built, there was a special knife in the group that was built specifically for a future Wounded Warrior Project Auction.

Our friend Dave from Knife Leather Traditions most generously donated some slabs of Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood along with some mosaic pins to be used on a future project.  Between the two of us, we thought having a knife built with the materials and auctioned off for our Wounded Warriors would be a worthy cause we both supported.

In the event you don’t know how expensive Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood is, check it out on the google.  It’s expensive and it’s gorgeous.  Many thanks go to Dave for this gift.

DSC_0199 DSC_0200 DSC_0202Slabs are ‘book ended’ for a back to back match.

Trestle Pine Knives Buddy Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood
Trestle Pine Knives Buddy Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood

The pictures don’t do it just, but rest assured, it is a pretty knife.  It’ll come boxed with a sheath and the winner will be the envy of the deer camp!

I’ll probably kick off an online auction sometime next week.  There will be another post coming up with the rules and regs.  This is just giving you a heads up if you’re looking for a nice gift for yourself while helping our wounded vets with a hand up.

Special Wounded Warrior Project Auction Starts Today!

This marks 5 years that TSA Knives, LLC has been running auctions and selling certain store items to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.   If you’ve bid on items or donated items to be auctioned, give yourself a pat on the back for the ongoing support.

A few weeks back I mentioned a special donation for a Wounded Warrior Project Auction made by Mike W or “mike-in-japan” as he’s known on Ebay.  It was pretty cool that Mike offered to donate the knife that started this whole thing back in 2009.  And to make that donation in honor of his daughter Amanda, who is one of our Wounded Warriors, is incredibly special.  I’m not publishing Mike’s last name due to the security risks to members of the military and their families.  Here’s the email he sent me a couple of weeks ago…

“I ran across that first Wounded Warrior knife you put up and I won back in the day (2009).  How would you like to have it back to raffle off again?  It was a 2009 2nd cut jigged stag 89.  Be my pleasure to donate it if you want to do it.  Already engraved with Wounded Warrior Supporter on the blade……………”
“Greg, ……..  I’d like to do this in honor of my daughter, Amanda, who was an Army MP Sergeant involved in an IED explosion when she was stationed in Baghdad in November 2003.  She still has constant headaches and a 90% VA disability from the Traumatic Brain Injury she suffered. At that time the HMMWVs were not armored and the explosion blew the vehicle upside down.  Both her and the driver were knocked out and when she came to, the vehicle was on fire.  She pulled the still unconscious driver out and then the HMMWV burned up totally.  Anyway, she refused the Purple Heart because she didn’t have a gunshot wound – she was a stubborn one.  At that early time in the conflict, all the brain injury issues from the IED explosions were unknown.
 
Anyway, I’m honored that you’d put it up again for auction at some point.
 
Thanks, Mike”
Not much I can add to Mike’s comments other then hope it gives everyone a better sense how important it is we continue to support our Wounded Warriors.  Here’s what’s up for bid.
GEC 892309 Jig Cut Burnt Stag Wounded Warrior Project Knife
GEC 892309 Jig Cut Burnt Stag Wounded Warrior Project Knife
GEC 892309 Jig Burnt Stag Wounded Warrior Project Auction Knife
GEC 892309 Jig Burnt Stag Wounded Warrior Project Auction Knife

At the time of the original auction in 2009, I had GEC engrave “Wounded Warrior Supporter” on the blade.  You’ll also notice this goes back to the days when GEC was etching the blades with the “PPP” Premier Pattern Production on their first release knives.

That first auction ended on November 1, 2009 and I thought it might be appropriate to celebrate 5 years of doing these auctions by ending this 5th Anniversary auction on November 1, 2014.

In honor of Mike’s daughter Amanda, you’re going to be bidding on the Wounded Warrior Project Auction Knife and a $50 TSA Knives, LLC Gift Certificate to the winning bidder.   The rules are pretty simple:
  • Bidding Starts immediately.  Simply “Leave a Comment” to this post with your bid amount.
  • Bidding ends at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, November 1, 2014, CST
  • In the case of a tie bid, the earliest time stamped bid is the winner
  • 100% of the Proceeds from the Wounded Warrior Project Auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project

A couple of reminders.  If you haven’t posted on the blog before, your post won’t show up until it’s been approved which doesn’t happen until I get to it.  I also encourage last minute bidders to NOT wait until the last minute.  Servers can go down, bids can get delayed, etc, etc.

Good Luck!!!

Very Special Wounded Warrior Project Auction Knife

I just received a pretty neat donation of a special GEC knife to be auctioned off for the Wounded Warrior Project.  This is one of those things that doesn’t happen very often and I’m really happy to share the story with you.

Back on October 20, 2009 I kicked off the very first Wounded Warrior Project Auction with the winning bidders name announced on November 1, 2009.   The winner was a retired Marine by the name of Mike W, who was working in Kuwait at the time.  A few of you may be familiar with or know Mike as he’s been selling his fairly extensive collection of GEC knives on Ebay under the name “mike-in-japan”.  Check his listings out as he has some real gems.

Mike was  a pretty special and unique customer as he used to send funds for knives that I sent to his dad stateside while Mike was in Kuwait.  Unique, because Mike never even saw the knives I shipped him for almost a year after I shipped them.  That my friends is trust.  For all MIke knew I was sending him tubes filled with sand.

Maybe the easiest way to lay this out for you is to just post the email(s) Mike sent.  I think this is a very special donation for a fabulous cause.

“I ran across that first Wounded Warrior knife you put up and I won back in the day (2009).  How would you like to have it back to raffle off again?  It was a 2009 2nd cut jigged stag 89.  Be my pleasure to donate it if you want to do it.  Already engraved with Wounded Warrior Supporter on the blade……………”
“Greg, ……..  I’d like to do this in honor of my daughter, Amanda, who was an Army MP Sergeant involved in an IED explosion when she was stationed in Baghdad in November 2003.  She still has constant headaches and a 90% VA disability from the Traumatic Brain Injury she suffered. At that time the HMMWVs were not armored and the explosion blew the vehicle upside down.  Both her and the driver were knocked out and when she came to, the vehicle was on fire.  She pulled the still unconscious driver out and then the HMMWV burned up totally.  Anyway, she refused the Purple Heart because she didn’t have a gunshot wound – she was a stubborn one.  At that early time in the conflict, all the brain injury issues from the IED explosions were unknown.
 
Anyway, I’m honored that you’d put it up again for auction at some point.
 
Thanks, Mike”
Here are links to the original auction posts from 2009 when the auction kicked off and when Mike was announced the winner.  When I made the comment about Mike appreciating what the Wounded Warrior Project was all about back in 2009, I had no idea his daughter Amanda was one of the  Wounded Warriors.  To have Mike donate this knife to be re-auctioned to raise additional funds is very special. For now, thanks  Mike and a very special heartfelt thanks Amanda.
Stay tuned, pass the word around and I’ll kick the auction off in a couple of weeks.  It’d be nice to have the auction end on 10/31, just like the first time around.

Don’t forget to bid on the Wounded Warrior Auction

Just a quick reminder that the Wounded Warrior Auction ends tomorrow (Saturday, August 23) at 7:00PM CST.  The current bid stands at $210 which is a bargain price for a great looking knife and truly a rare one at that!

To place a bid, go to:  Wounded Warrior Auction  and leave a reply with your bid amount.  This is a fantastic organization that does a great job helping our returning Wounded Warriors transition to a normal life just a little easier.

Wounded Warrior Project Auction Starts HERE ~ TODAY!

A week ago I was lucky enough to have won the GEC Rendezvous Raffle knife for the Wounded Warrior Project.  This year I haven’t been running any Auctions for the Wounded Warrior Project but instead have been donating a percentage of sales.  When I won this knife, it just seemed appropriate to pay it forward and auction it off with all of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project!  It’s a fantastic looking knife and truly  one of a kind!

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As the label states, the handle material is hand carved Camel Bone and even though it’s serial #02, this is the only one that was built.  GREAT looking knife and an even greater collectible!

The auction starts immediately and will end Saturday, August 23 at 7:00PM CST.

To place a bid, simply post a reply to this post with your bid.  A couple of suggestions from previous experience:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to bid.
  • If you haven’t already registered to post on the TSA Blog, you’re bid may not show up immediately as I have to approve new contributors.
  • In the event of a tie bid, the bid with the earlier time stamp will prevail

That’s it!  Nothing to it.  100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Time Change on the Wounded Warrior Auction!!

I’m making a change to the end time for the Wounded Warrior Project Christmas Auction and extending the cutoff to Noon CST Monday, December 17.  Here’s why.

If you’re a new to the blog and haven’t posted before, your initial post has to be approved before it shows up on the blog.  So until I see and and approve it, it’s not visible to anyone.  This can cause an issue if someone posts a bid that doesn’t show up and another bidder thinks they already have the high bid.  This is why I’ve always encouraged folks to not wait until the last minute to post a bid.  By ending the auction at noon on Monday, it makes it a lot easier for me to monitor the bidding right up until the cutoff.

The current bid stands at $200 and you can place a bid by going to:  http://blog.tsaknives.com/2012/12/07/wounded-warrior-project-christmas-auction.aspx  Don’t forget the the second place bidder will also receive a copy of David Anthony’s fantastic book about Great Eastern Cutlery as a consolation gift.

All of the proceeds from the auction are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  This is a great way to help our wounded troops returning from combat. 

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